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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
View Poll Results: Do you have medical insurance?
Yes I do. If you can explain how, it would be helpful for others to hear. 3 20.00%
No I don't. 12 80.00%
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I do, from the military, all you have to do is get shot through both arms with a M-16. Best thing that ever happened to me. lol I don't know how I could be self employed if it weren't for that. What one has to pay for good medical insurance these days is ridiculous!

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I think insurance is one of the biggest scams in history. You pay more than you should and then when it comes time to use it they deny your claim or limit it to make it not worth having. Scam.
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I have it through my Full Time job. Not leaving till I retire at 51 unless NJ takes that away from me which I am sure is coming sometime soon....
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I think insurance is one of the biggest scams in history. You pay more than you should and then when it comes time to use it they deny your claim or limit it to make it not worth having. Scam.

Sounds familiar.
The hospitals aren't much better. Don't forget about all the bills they send you for things that they have already received payment for from the insurance company, or for things that you clearly have no obligation to pay.
Stop and think for a second about how much money they make from people PAYING a bill they do not owe. It gets complicated, and many people see "Amount Due" and assume that they must owe it. They wouldn't have a bill otherwise, right? It's downright disgusting.

My wife had disc surgery on her neck - AUTHORIZED by the insurance company, I might add. Several months later they sent her a big old nastygram stating that after further review, they were reversing their decision, and she was now responsible for full payment of the surgery, hospital stay, pre-op visits, etc.
It took MONTHS of back and forth and all sorts of headaches to get it straightened out.




And to answer the question, "no".
I have no health coverage. There's a reason I don't do tree/gutter work.


I had a call from a guy asking if I was interested in helping him do some remodeling.
"You're insured, right - in case you step on a nail, or fall off a ladder?" I told him I was not. "Well, it says on your card "Fully Insured".
I corrected him in that it simply says "Insured". "I am insured - I carry liability insurance as required by law". He then asked what happens if I get hurt. "Well, I'm pretty much screwed", I replied.
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Yes, I carry the mandated insurance which includes commercial vehicle insurance and business liability insurance. They are just pieces of paper that allow me to drive legally and keep my pesticide application license, respectively. That's the problem, they are mandatory as defined by the state.

As opposed to health insurance, auto and business liability are, however, actually affordable. It's still throwing money away though.
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I think this is one very important point that shows how difficult it can be to get a business started.

When you want to get your business going, there seems to be a lot of things that you just gotta say screw it, I am doing this and that is that.

I think there are many newer entrepreneurs who can't believe how much of a battle it can be to get started and that there should be an easier way. But the reality of it seems there are a lot more risks to get started than meets the eye initially.

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If we all played by the book, it would make our pricing a lot more similar as a whole. Most don't realize what it really cost to be a legitimate business unless they are, like myself, with the proper insurances, etc... It's easy to make good money when you don't have all those required polices. lol I sleep good knowing it's putting me in the poor house by following the law.
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I'm trying to get ALL my ducks in a row..... tough trying to figure out how much you need to allow yearly for ins.... taxes and such..
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How is that coming along so far? Have any parts been more difficult to investigate than others?
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